Carlton defeated Collingwood by 5 points at Victoria Park. Four wins on the trot for the Blues.

Round 5, 1904

Carlton 3.1 19 5.2 32 8.3 51 8.5 53
Collingwood 2.5 17 4.8 32 5.9 39 6.12 48
Venue: Victoria Park Date: Saturday June 4, 1904
Result: Win by 5 points Umpire: Murphy Crowd:
Goalkickers : P.Pitt 4, G.Topping 2, J.McShane 1, M.Grace 1.
Best: F.Hince, A.Trim, C.O'Connor, P.Pelley, T.Kennedy, C.Roland, B.Boyle, M.Grace, F.Elliott, A.Snell, P.Pitt, G.Topping
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

This game was a huge early-season test for the rapidly-improving Carlton - second versus third on the ladder, at Collingwood's home ground of Victoria Park.

After an even first quarter the Magpies had most of the play, but squandered their chances in front of goal and were narrowly beaten by a more efficient Carlton team. Percy Pitt kicked four goals at full-forward for the Blues, whose joy was compounded when the win knocked the 'pies from second to fourth.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 87.4.


B: Sam Marron Frank Hince Pat Pelly
HB: Henry Newbound Albert Trim Charlie O'Connor
C: Ted Kennedy Bob Boyle Charlie Roland
HF: Henry McShane Mick Grace Rupe Bradley
F: Jim Flynn (vc) Percy Pitt George Topping
Ruck: Joe McShane (c) Fred Elliott Archie Snell
Coach: Jack Worrall


In: P.Pitt, R.Bradley, S.Marron
Out: C.Ross, B.Lithgow, J.Gaynor


100 VFL Games: Henry McShane
Debut and Only Game: Sam Marron

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